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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

City Hall

November 4, 2002

Council Chambers

7:00 p.m.

The Mayor led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL

Present: Alderman Boyd, Alderman Marshall, Alderman Leahy, Alderman Golfin, Alderwoman Mehler, Alderman Robertson, Alderman Wynn, Alderman Cross.

City Attorney Murphy, Zoning Administrator Wolf, Economic Development Director Shelton, City Treasurer Reynders, Executive Secretary Williams.

Absent: City Clerk/Administrator Seemayer.

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF NOVEMBER 4, 2002

Mayor Kelly requested that Bill No. 5143 be amended on the second page, Section E. In transferring the document, the bottom line was deleted. "Transportation Projects" should be inserted after "herein as the".

Motion was made by Alderman Boyd, second by Alderman Robertson to amend Bill No. 5143 by adding "Transportation Projects" after the words "herein as the" in Section E., second page. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderman Wynn to approve and adopt the Agenda of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of November 4, 2002 as amended. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF OCTOBER 21, 2002

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderman Leahy to approve and adopt the Minutes of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of October 21, 2002. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF OCTOBER 24, 2002

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt the Minutes of the Special Board of Aldermen Meeting of October 24, 2002. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

Mayor Kelly said with respect to the Special Board of Aldermen meeting on October 24th, an executive session/personnel matter was held and the Board of Aldermen unanimously appointed Rick Knight, a 28-year veteran of the Brentwood Police Department to act as interim chief for the police department. They will also start working this week with an outside human resource company to look at the police department and make any kind of recommendations on the future of the Brentwood Police Department.

Bids – None

HEARING OF ANY MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST UPON REQUEST OF ANY PERSON PRESENT

Joe Gill – President of the Brentwood Historical Society came before the Board and said they have published a book on the history of Brentwood. It has been a very interesting affair. A few of their members put in a lot of time putting it together. A copy will be kept in the Brentwood Library. The book is about 120 pages and it has over 200 photographs, some dating back to the late 1800’s. It will be for sale at Border’s and various distribution points.

Mayor Kelly said in the very near future the City’s housing department will be moving back to City Hall. He is very excited that the Brentwood Historical Society will be moving into the housing building once they move out.

Kevin Kiel - 2853 Manderly came before the Board and said he has a comment about the property on Russell Avenue. At the last alderman meeting, the Mayor said there were a group of people who were involved with this that want the property zoned commercial. He talked to people in that area and the overwhelming majority of them said they want it to remain single family residential.

Mayor Kelly said there are a few people that would like to see it zoned commercial. That is not the intent of the City or the direction the City would like to go. He pointed out at that meeting that people needed to be careful with whom they are talking to and know what their issues are when talking to them. With respect to the Russell properties, as a property owner you have certain rights to request the City to make a zoning change and so forth. The City cannot say a blanket "no". People have a right to go through Planning and Zoning and have them make a recommendation to the Board. Ultimately it is a Board of Aldermen decision whether to rezone something. He has not heard anybody talking about rezoning the two lots on Russell to commercial property. The intent was to rezone it so that it could be used for multi-family such as the first proposal for the condominiums. Now there is another proposal before the Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone it to the same type of use for more multi-family, but they want to put ten units in a townhouse type atmosphere as opposed to the condominiums.

Mr. Kiel said he attended the Site Plan Review meeting where Mr. Shy and his lawyer implicated that the City is already in negotiations with a lease for the FEMA property.

Mayor Kelly said they could lease that property on the basis that they would need seven feet of the property to comply with the set back requirements. They would not be using that property for building or changing the looks of the property in any way. It was only so they could have enough property for their easement, so it could meet the zoning codes. In the lease agreement, they would pay the City some sum of money and then maintain the property.

INTRODUCTIONS, READINGS, AND PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Mayor Kelly requested that Bill No. 5135 be removed from the agenda.

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Wynn to remove Bill No. 5135 from the agenda. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

1st and 2nd Readings of Bills

Motion was made by Alderman Boyd, second by Alderman Robertson to give Bills No. 5142, 5143 and 5144 first and second readings. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

Bill No. 5142 – Vacating a Fifteen (15) Foot Alley

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5142, AN ORDINANCE VACATING A FIFTEEN (15) FOOT ALLEY RUNNING IN AN "L" SHAPED PATTERN BETWEEN PROPERTY NUMBERED 8814 PINE AND PROPERTIES NUMBERED 2101 AND 2107 SOUTH BRENTWOOD, A TOTAL DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY ONE-HUNDRED-FIFTY (150) FEET AND PROVIDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

Mayor Kelly said this is an easement for an alley that exists. It is an alley that has not been maintained or used by the City. They had a request from the property owners to vacate that alley so that they could use it for their private use.

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderman Robertson to approve and adopt Bill No. 5142. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5142 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof. Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3849.

Bill No. 5143 – Assumption of Repairs and Maintenance Agreement

City Attorney Murphy said Bill No. 5143 needs to be amended further on the third page, section k. The words "third party for snow removal on the easement property. After the expiration or termination", should be added.

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Cross to amend Bill No. 5143 by adding the words "third party for snow removal on the easement property. After the expiration or termination", after the last line on page three, section k. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5143, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN ASSUMPTION OF REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AND DIERBERGS BRENTWOOD, LLC, 16690 SWINGLEY RIDGE ROAD, CHESTERFIELD, MISSOURI 63017 IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF EASEMENTS AGREEMENT, its first and second readings.

Alderman Leahy said as he understands this ordinance, the City takes on the responsibility of maintaining the roadway. In this case, it is on the north side of the development.

Mayor Kelly said this is the road that runs north and south from Eager Road to Hanley Industrial Court, along the Dierbergs project. In the negotiations and development of that project, as part of their agreement and the TDD funds that are being collected there, they had to build the new road. As part of that agreement and according to State Statutes, the TDD cannot own that road. Dierbergs will have to maintain the road of any kinds of repairs and maintenance. The only thing the City is agreeing to in this agreement is the removal of snow. Everything else still falls on the burden of the property owner or the developer. Now that the project is complete, they need to turn the road over to a public entity because it is a public road using TDD funds.

Alderman Leahy asked if the cost for the snow removal comes out of the TDD funds.

Mayor Kelly said they could charge them for the cost of removing the snow but he does not see that as a cost to the City.

City Attorney Murphy said pursuant to the intergovernmental cooperation agreement the City has agreed to provide police services for that easement.

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Robertson to approve and adopt Bill No. 5143. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5143 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof. Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3850.

Bill No. 5144 – Assignment and Acceptance of Easements Agreements

City Attorney Murphy said there is a typo on the second page of the bill paragraph 4. He requested that one of the "2001" be removed.

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Wynn to remove the second "2001" from the fourth paragraph on page 2. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5144, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF EASEMENTS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AND THE BRENTWOOD POINTE TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, its first and second readings.

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Bill No. 5144 as amended. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5144 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof. Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3851.

ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE CITY

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderwoman Mehler to approve the warrant list dated November 4, 2002 as submitted. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Mayor’s Report

Executive Session

Mayor Kelly said an execution session is posted on the agenda but it will not be necessary this evening.

West Community Credit Union

Mayor Kelly said they had a meeting with representatives from the West Community Credit Union. In the past, the credit union had approached the City with plans to do an expansion on their site and they wanted to talk to the neighbors and get their feeling for doing an expansion and building a new headquarters there. After going through that process they have decided because of some of the issues with the neighborhood, setback and zoning issues, they are going to be moving their headquarters out of Brentwood. They are going to build a new bank in O’Fallon, Missouri which will be their headquarters. They did assure City staff that they will be keeping the Brentwood location open as their only branch but their services such as accounting and so forth will be moving out to the O’Fallon office. They did purchase the two lots behind them. They will probably be coming to the City with plans of adding additional parking for that building and making some modifications to the exterior of the building. They do not have any plans of expanding that location.

This shows one of the issues that the City is running into along the corridor on Brentwood Boulevard. The roadway has widened over the years and the lot sizes have become obsolete for any new improvements to be done on those sites. It is one of the issues that are going to be addressed when they start to work on the Comprehensive Plan next year. It is a loss to the City to have their headquarters relocated. Brentwood has been their headquarters since the credit union first opened.

Public Safety Committee – No report

Public Works Committee – No report

City Engineer – No report

Parks – No report

Zoning Administrator – No report

Ways and Means Committee – No report

Planning and Zoning – No report

City Attorney – No report

City Clerk/Administrator – No report

Director of Economic Development – No report

Excise Commissioner – No report

Library – No report

Municipal League – No report

Waste Management Commission

Free Trash Can Program

Director of Economic Development Shelton said with the assistance of the Brentwood Waste Management Commission and through a grant with the St. Louis/Jefferson Solid Waste Management District everyone would soon see on the streets a very attractive trash cart. They also have additional recycle bins available for the residents. They are free to the residents on a first come first serve basis.

Leaf Vacuum Program

Alderman Golfin said Alderman Cross is spearheading the leaf vacuum pickup service. That is going to be available on a voluntary basis at a cost to the residents but at a very attractive price which would probably be completely offset by eliminating the need to buy yard waste bags. It will require having residents within a three or four block area that will get together on a certain week and contract for the services.

Mayor Kelly said it is a great service with Alderman Cross spearheading it and negotiating with the company to do it. It is something that residents have requested but is very expensive for the City to do. This pilot program will show if there is a real demand out there from the citizens standpoint. If it becomes something that the residents are using as a service then the City would have an obligation to look at and see if it is something the City can provide for all the residents at that time.

Stormwater Management – No report

Communication

Channel 10

Alderman Wynn said when the gentleman came up this evening and mentioned how happy he was to see the aldermanic meetings on television he realized how much Kevin McCarthy, Bob Shelton and Alderman Marshall have meant with their leadership to Channel 10. He recalls six years ago when Bob, Chris and he started with one program on Channel 3. Now Brentwood is probably the only community doing as much programming as they are for a small community. It is wonderful and they should be congratulated for all the good work they do.

Facilities Committee

Fire Department

Alderman Robertson said they have some preliminary numbers for the expansion of the fire department, which seem to be in line with the earliest projections. They are working through the budget to determine when that will actually happen.

Insurance Committee – No report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

NEW BUSINESS – None

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Golfin to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 p.m. Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Pat Kelly, Mayor

Attest:

Chris Seemayer, City Clerk